Brainstorms, category Internet & Networking

Modest and Mailing Lists Commands

Posted on 2010-03-31 21:08 UTC by Matthew Wronka. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Desktop, Internet & Networking, User Experience.

RFC 2369 describes various headers that are designed to facilitate manipulation with mailing lists.  Currently, the modest e-mail client doesn't recognize any of them or treat them specially.

In desktop mail clients, at the very least, usually the List-Post command is used to provide a "reply to list" option in addition to the regular "reply" and "reply-all" options.  Often List-Unsubscribe or List-Help are also presented to the user.

Screen real-estate is precious for modest, which presents a question of how this information should be surfaced to the user (if at all).


ANT+ support

Posted on 2010-03-27 20:14 UTC by Nathan Simons. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Education & Science, Internet & Networking, Location & Navigation, Utilities, System, Programming, Devices, Accessories.

There exists a protocol named ANT+ which is touted as a low power wireless sensor network. Many devices use it, in particular bicycle computers and heart rate monitors. It apparently uses frequencies in the 2.4GHz band. I know there are many transceivers in the N900. I was hoping one of them could be made to work with ANT+. Even though I am a developer, I have never worked with wireless protocols or RF in general, so I thought I would ping on others here before going on a wild goose chase.

ANT+ homepage

Some Linux software already works with the protocol using a USB adaptor that is basically an ANT+ to serial adaptor:

Garmin ANT+ data downloader

another ANT+ utility

Garmin ANT+ decoder

Talk thread here.


get MfE (Mail for Exchange) to auto connect and disconnect to internet on a schedule

Posted on 2010-03-17 10:02 UTC by kevin eaton. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Internet & Networking.

Mail for exchange is great. however, the battery on the N900 isnt. i dont want to have to be connected to the internet all the time to sync exchange as the battery drains like crazy. i would like to get a synch done say every half hour. i would like mfe to auto open a connection to the internet (which connection to use can be based on a preference list - see below) on a user definable schedule, and then sync everything, then close the internet connection.

bookmark synchronization

Posted on 2010-03-11 10:32 UTC by Roman Polach. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Internet & Networking.

Maemo browser needs bookmark synchronization with desktop web browsers.


Improving Skype on N900

Posted on 2010-02-17 23:04 UTC by Garfield Arbuckle. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Internet & Networking.

The Skype implementation on n900 is very feature weak. There have been a number of suggestions of ways it could be improved. This brainstorm is to collate them all in one place to make a feature-rich Skype experience.